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05/12/2015 - Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Poet/Literary Advocate Allison Joseph

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-05-09 20:00
The CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series continues this month, welcoming poet and literary advocate Allison Joseph Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. In addition, everyone is invited to a Craft Talk with Joseph earlier that day at 3 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. This event is free and open to the public and is presented in conjunction with CWU?s First Amendment Festival. An associate professor of English at Southern Illinois University and author of seven published collections of poetry, Joseph co-founded the literary journal ?Crab Orchard Review? and the Young Writers Workshop, a co-ed residential summer program for teen writers. She is also the moderator of the Creative Writers Opportunities List, a list-serve that provides publication and submission information to writers of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. In March of 2012, she was awarded the George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. For more information please contact the CWU Department of English at 509-963-1546 or english@cwu.edu.

05/13/2015 - Beginning Genealogy Workshop

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-05-09 20:00
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is sponsoring free Beginning Genealogy Classes in conjunction with the Northwest Genealogy Conference. Held Wednesday 12 August 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, these sessions are perfect for complete beginners or someone who might be a little out of practice or want to brush up on some skills. Two of the best genealogy instructors in Washington, Winona Laird and Janet Camarata, are teaching this class series. Both are professional genealogists who have dedicated themselves to educating other genealogists. Their care and precision in building educational programs ensures that students get the highest quality and most accurate information available. NOTE: Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. You can register through the link below to reserve your seat beginning March 1, 2015

05/11/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-08 20:00
May 11
Monday Movie Madness: “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

05/12/2015 - Family Literacy Nights at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-08 20:00
In an effort to promote the literary arts and engage the CWU and Ellensburg youth and families, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) presents Family Literacy Nights Tuesday, April 28, Thursday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Michaelson Hall room 126. These events are free and open to the public. CWU teacher candidates enrolled in EDLT 321, Teaching Children's Literature, will read to the children at this great opportunity to bring the family together for a fun night of reading. There will be free drinks and popcorn for all those in attendance, as well as a free book for each child to take home. For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

05/09/2015 - Mothers Day Dinner

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-07 20:00
Cle Elum Eages #649
Mother's Day Dinner
Saturday May 9th
5:00pm-7:00pm
Auxilary #649 eats free
Guests only $10.00
Sign up at the Bar for your tickets

Members and Guests welcome

05/11/2015 - An American Activist in Palestine: Remembering Rachel Corrie

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-07 20:00
To honor the First Amendment, the CWU Department of Communications and The Daily Record will host the First Amendment Festival May 11 through 14 with a series of events in celebration of the freedoms of speech, religion, the press and peaceful assembly and demonstration. All events are free and open to the public. The events kick off Monday, May 11 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom with ?An American Activist in Palestine: Remembering Rachel Corrie? featuring keynote speakers Craig and Cindy Corrie, parents of the 23-year-old political activist who was killed by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer while protecting the home of a Palestinian family in a combat zone in the Gaza Strip. Following the speech, there will be a screening of excerpts from a documentary about Corrie as well as a stage performance by Theatre students of ?My Name is Rachel Corrie.? In addition, a panel discussion about Corrie?s life and peaceful activism with her parents and various CWU professors will conclude the evening. For more information please call 509-963-1063 or email communication@cwu.edu.

05/11/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-07 20:00
May 11
Monday Movie Madness: “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

05/11/2015 - CWU hosts First Amendment Festival

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2015-05-06 20:00
To honor the First Amendment, the CWU Department of Communications and The Daily Record will host the First Amendment Festival May 11 through 14 with a series of events in celebration of the freedoms of speech, religion, the press and peaceful assembly and demonstration. All events are free and open to the public. The events kick off Monday, May 11 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom with ?An American Activist in Palestine: Remembering Rachel Corrie? featuring keynote speakers Craig and Cindy Corrie, parents of the 23-year-old political activist who was killed by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer while protecting the home of a Palestinian family in a combat zone in the Gaza Strip. Following the speech, there will be a screening of excerpts from a documentary about Corrie as well as a stage performance by Theatre students of ?My Name is Rachel Corrie.? In addition, a panel discussion about Corrie?s life and peaceful activism with her parents and various CWU professors will conclude the evening. Other events throughout the week include the CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series? presentation of poet and literary advocate Allison Joseph Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the SURC Theatre and a ?Marketplace of Ideas? in the SURC tabling area on Wednesday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. where attendees can find more about First Amendment awareness by visiting with various advocacy clubs and organizations. In addition, everyone is encouraged to participate in ?Food for Thought? Thursday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the SURC East patio, during which attendees will have the chance to trade their First Amendment rights for a slice of free cheese pizza. Ongoing events include ?Free Speech Walls? on the SURC East and West patios Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. where everyone will be able to exercise their freedom of speech, along with ?Make Your Own Protest Sign? tables on the SURC East and West patios Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to provide a space to share feelings and stances on today?s pressing issues. For more information please call 509-963-1063 or email communication@cwu.edu.

05/09/2015 - Inaugural MEChA Dance: live music, activities & food

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-05 20:00
Join CWU’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) chapter in celebrating diversity for a good cause at their very first MEChA dance Saturday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $5 for CWU students, $8 general admission and free for mothers and children under 10. All money collected will go towards 2015 CWU Latino graduates.
 
Dance activities will include live music (DJ and banda), live mariachis, folkloric dancers, children’s activities, mother’s day raffle, and food and refreshments.
 
MEChA is a national organization with the goal of promoting student higher education, culture and history around La Raza youth. The CWU chapter is dedicated to providing essential tools to facilitate education across campus and bolsters a healthy membership of students.
 
For more information contact Veronica Gomez-Vilchis at 509-963-2122 or gomezv@cwu.edu.
 
 
 
 

05/10/2015 - CWU Family Weekend Mother?s Day Brunch

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-05 20:00
Treat Mom to a brunch with a live musical performance by Nelson ?Nelly? Emokpae, lead singer and namesake of the group Nelly?s Echo. Emokpae, who got his big break on season three of the hit reality television show ?The Voice,? became known for his soulful and passionate vocals. Nelly?s Echo has self-released three albums and performed hundreds of shows around the country as well as internationally in support of the troops. Mother?s Day Brunch offers guests a chance to experience the uplifting and joyous music of Nelly?s Echo while enjoying a delicious buffet-style meal with breakfast and lunch selections. A full dessert bar and vegetarian options will also be available. Don?t miss out on this annual sellout event! Everyone is encouraged to register or purchase tickets by visiting www.cwu.edu/campus-life. For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.

05/10/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-05 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 

05/09/2015 - Wildflower and Wind Power Walks

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-05-04 20:00

Enjoy a hike through the beautiful shrub steppe, led by local native plant enthusiasts. Over 200 plant species can be found at Wild Horse. Don’t miss out on the brilliant wildflower displays in April and May. Hikes vary from 1-2 miles over uneven terrain, at a very casual pace. Bring a jacket, snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes, walking stick, and a camera! Please call 509-964-7815 or email wildhorse@pse.com to sign up.

 

Schedule for April May 9th

10:00 Wind Turbine Tour

11:00 Wildflower Orientation

11:30 Wildflower Walk

2:00 Wind Turbine Tour

3:00 Wildflower Orientation

3:30 Wildflower Walk

05/09/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-05-04 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 

05/06/2015 - CWU Black Film Series presents, Black Indians: An American Story

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
The CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) Black Film Series continues Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 151 with a screening of director Chip Richie’s documentary, “Black Indians: An American Story.” This event is free and open to the public.
 
Narrated by James Earl Jones (of Native American and African American descent himself), this documentary explores the hardships and racial identity issues faced by mixed-descent peoples of African American and Native American cultures.
 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.  

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